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Lombard Street

Lombard Street is perhaps the single most iconic address in the City of London, synonymous with banking and providing the title for Walter Bagehot’s seminal 1873 work on the money market.  Bagehot wrote that “The briefest and truest way of… Read More »Lombard Street

Park House

16-18 Finsbury Circus, EC2Built: 1921Architect: Gordon & GuntonLocation:  Finsbury CircusListing: Grade II Park House was designed in 1915 but only constructed post-war, as happened to most major projects of that era. In the 1990s, the interiors were largely replaced and the… Read More »Park House

London Wall Buildings

5 London Wall, EC2Built: 1901-02Architect:  Gordon & GuntonLocation: Finsbury Circus Listing: Grade II Like Salisbury House, next door, London Wall Buildings (also known as 1-5 London Wall) is a very large, speculative office development from the turn of the century… Read More »London Wall Buildings

Salisbury House

29-31 Finsbury Circus, EC2Built: 1899-1901Architect:  Davis & EmmanuelLocation: Finsbury CircusListing: Grade II Salisbury House was built as a speculative office development to a design by the prolific firm of Davis & Emmanuel.  This very large Y-shaped edifice was planned for… Read More »Salisbury House

Britannic House

also known as Lutyens House 1 Finsbury Circus, EC2Built: 1921-25Architect: Sir Edwin Landseer LutyensLocation: Finsbury CircusListing: Grade II* Erected at the NW corner of the Circus, Britannic House occupies the site of 14 smaller pre-existing buildings. Because part of it… Read More »Britannic House

Atlas Assurance

3 King Street and 92 Cheapside, EC2Built: 1834-36Architect:  Thomas HopperLocation: Cheapside & PoultryListing: Grade II Atlas Assurance was founded in 1808  to transact life and fire insurance business and was absorbed by Royal Exchange Assurance in 1959. For much of… Read More »Atlas Assurance

Midland Bank Building

former headquarters of the Midland Bank 27-35 Poultry and 5 Prince’s Street, EC2Built: 1924-39Architect:  Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens Location: Cheapside & PoultryListing: Grade I Considered one of Lutyens’ best formal corporate designs, the headquarters of Midland Bank, like its neighbour,… Read More »Midland Bank Building

Cheapside & Poultry

The uninterrupted street that bears the name Poultry at its eastern end and Cheapside at the western one marks the border between Cheap and Cordwainer wards, which in the Middle Ages were the wealthiest commercial districts of the City. Together… Read More »Cheapside & Poultry

King Edward Building

1 King Edward Street, EC1Built: 1907-1910Architect:  H. TannerLocation: AldersgateListing: Grade II* The site of this building long hosted Christ’s Hospital, founded by King Edward VI in 1552, later adding a school of long-established City tradition (moved to Essex at the… Read More »King Edward Building